- Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome (HBOC)
- Lynch syndrome/Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)/Attenuated Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (AFAP)
- MUTYH-associated Polyposis syndrome (MAP)
- MUTYH-associated Colon Cancer Risk
- Melanoma Cancer Syndrome (MCS)
- Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS)
- PTEN Hamartoma Tumor syndrome (PHTS)
- Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
- Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC) Syndrome
- Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome (JPS)
- Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome (JPS) and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
- PALB2-associated Cancer Risk
- CHEK2-associated Cancer Risk
- ATM-associated Cancer Risk
- NBN-associated Cancer Risk
- BARD1-associated Cancer Risk
- BRIP1-associated Cancer Risk
- RAD51C-associated Cancer Risk
- RAD51D-associated Cancer Risk
- Polymerase Proofreading-associated Syndrome (PPAS)
- Hereditary Mixed Polyposis Syndrome (HMPS)
BRIP1 ASSOCIATED CANCER RISKS
BRIP1 ASSOCIATED CANCER RISKS
What does it mean to have an BRIP1 gene mutation?
Women with mutations in the BRIP1 gene have an increased risk for ovarian cancer. We have only recently learned about this BRIP1-associate risk, so we do not yet know the exact size of the increase, but it may be as much as 5 times higher than the risk of ovarian cancer in women who do not have mutations in BRIP1. Women with mutations in BRIP1 also have an increased risk for breast cancer. The size of this increased risk may be small, but we do not yet know for sure.
At this time, we do not know of any cancer risks for men with BRIP1 mutations.
What can be done to protect people with BRIP1 mutations from cancer?
At this time, there are no standard recommendations for lowering the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in women with mutations in BRIP1. However, women with mutations in BRIP1 can talk with their doctors and other healthcare providers about possible individualized recommendations such as special screening or, in the case of ovarian cancer, preventive surgery.
Associated Syndrome Name: BRIP1-associated Cancer Risk (Women only)
BRIP1 Summary Cancer Risk Table
|Cancer||Genetic Cancer Risk|
BRIP1 gene Overview
BRIP1-associated Cancer Risk (Women only) 1, 2, 3, 4
- Women with BRIP1 mutations are believed to have a significantly increased risk for ovarian cancer.
- At this time, there are no known cancer risks for men due to mutations in BRIP1.
- Some studies have found that women with BRIP1 mutations have an increased risk for breast cancer. However, there are other studies showing no increase in risk. The data are not conclusive at this time and there are currently no medical management recommendations that address this possible risk.
- Although there are high cancer risks for patients with mutations in BRIP1, there are interventions that may be effective at reducing these risks. Guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) that may apply are listed below. Since information about the cancer risks associated with BRIP1 mutations is relatively new, and there is still some uncertainty about the best ways to reduce these risks, it may be appropriate to interpret these results in consultation with cancer genetics experts in this emerging area of knowledge.
BRIP1 gene Cancer Risk Table
|Cancer Type||Age Range||Cancer Risk||Risk for General Population|
|Ovarian||To age 801, 3, 5||5.8%||1.0%|
BRIP1 Cancer Risk Management Table
The overview of medical management options provided is a summary of professional society guidelines as of the last Myriad update shown on this page. The specific reference provided (e.g., NCCN guidelines) should be consulted for more details and up-to-date information before developing a treatment plan for a particular patient.
This overview is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation. While the medical society guidelines summarized herein provide important and useful information, medical management decisions for any particular patient should be made in consultation between that patient and his or her healthcare provider and may differ from society guidelines based on a complete understanding of the patient’s personal medical history, surgeries and other treatments.
|Cancer Type||Procedure||Age to Begin||Frequency |
(Unless otherwise indicated by findings)
|Ovarian||Consider bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO).6||45 to 50 years, or earlier if there is a family history of ovarian cancer at a younger age||NA|
|Other than consideration of BSO, currently there are no specific medical management recommendations for ovarian cancer risk in mutation carriers. However, the increase in risk may warrant consideration of individualized ovarian cancer risk-reduction strategies using other currently available options, such as surveillance and the use of risk-reducing agents.6||Individualized||NA|
Information for Family Members
The following information for Family Members will appear as part of the MMT for a patient found to have a mutation in the BRIP1 gene.
A major potential benefit of myRisk genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk is the opportunity to prevent cancer in relatives of patients in whom clinically significant mutations are identified. Healthcare providers have an important role in making sure that patients with clinically significant mutations are informed about the risks to relatives, and ways in which genetic testing can guide lifesaving interventions.
In rare instances, an individual may inherit mutations in both copies of the BRIP1 gene, leading to the condition Fanconi Anemia, Complementation Group J (FANCJ). This condition is rare and includes physical abnormalities, growth retardation, progressive bone marrow failure and a high risk for cancer. The children of this patient are at risk of inheriting FANCJ only if the other parent is also a carrier of a BRIP1 mutation. It may be appropriate to screen the spouse/partner of this patient for BRIP1 mutations.7
At this time, there are no known cancer risks for men due to mutations in BRIP1.
- Rafnar T, et al. Mutations in BRIP1 confer high risk of ovarian cancer. Nat Genet. 2011 43:1104-7. PMID: 21964575.
- Seal S, et al. Breast Cancer Susceptibility Collaboration (UK). Truncating mutations in the Fanconi anemia J gene BRIP1 are low-penetrance breast cancer susceptibility alleles. Nat Genet. 2006 38:1239-41. PMID: 17033622.
- Ramus SJ, et al. Germline Mutations in the BRIP1, BARD1, PALB2, and NBN Genes in Women With Ovarian Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 107 PMID: 26315354.
- Easton DF, et al. No evidence that protein truncating variants in BRIP1 are associated with breast cancer risk: implications for gene panel testing. J Med Genet. 2016 53:298-309. PMID: 26921362.
- Fast Stats: An interactive tool for access to SEER cancer statistics. Surveillance Research Program, National Cancer Institute. https://seer.cancer.gov/faststats. (Accessed on 1-2-2017)
- Daly M et al. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology®: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian. V 2.2019. July 30. Available at http://www.nccn.org.
- Mehta PA, Tolar J. Fanconi Anemia. 2018 Mar 8. In: Pagon RA, et al., editors. GeneReviews® [Internet]. Available from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1401/ PMID: 20301575.
Last Updated on 09-Jul-2019